Limbaugh Under Fire For Derogatory Comments Against Female Student

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A comment controversy is once again swirling around conservation radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh – and now one of his longtime advertisers from his Sacramento days has pulled its support.

“It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex.”

Those comments were directed as Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who entered the national spotlight two weeks ago when she testified in front of a House committee on the need for contraception to be covered by health care.

While that stirred up some, Limbaugh expanded on his original comments Thursday, saying, “So Miss Fluke and the rest of you feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”

“I think he was confused about what my testimony said,” Fluke said. “For starters, I didn’t say that I should be paid for anything. What we were talking about was private insurance covering a medical need. It has nothing to do with the government paying for anything or taxpayers or anyone like that.”

Limbaugh’s comments have caused a frenzy online, with people demanding businesses pull their advertising on his show.

Democrats also seized the opportunity, calling the Republican opposition to free contraception a war on women.

“I rise this morning to say to you Rush Limbaugh, shame on you, shame on you for being the hatemonger that you are, shame on you for being misogynistic, shame on you for calling the women of this country sluts and prostitutes,” Congresswoman Jackie Speir (D-San Francisco) said in a House address.

Sleep Train pulled its sponsorship of Limbaugh’s show, issuing this statement:

“As a diverse company, Sleep Train does not condone such negative comments directed toward any person. We have currently pulled our ads with Rush Limbaugh.”

Sleep Train started advertising on Limbaugh’s show long before Limbaugh went national, reportedly when he bought a bed there.

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  1. Outraged says:

    Rush Limbaugh’s vile and disgusting comments will not go unanswered. Americans are fed up with this hate-filled, misogynistic, racist, bigoted bully. His advertisers are pulling out because they realize that by supporting his program, they are supporting his viewpoint. This is not an issue of free speech or profit, it’s an issue of common decency, civility, and honor. None of which Mr. Limbaugh possesses.

    1. Marian says:

      WHY is no one bringing up the foul names that SOB Bill Mahr called Sarah Palin like the C word? His nasty ass should be run out of the country! AND HE IS NOT FUNNY, HE’S AN ASS!!
      As for the contraception issue, Rush hit it on the button! We shouldn’t pay college bratts to have sex!! The tax payers don’t owe you a blessed thing and how dare you to even ask! DON’T HAVE SEX PEOPLE!!! You’re going to college you, why haven’t you figured it out by yourselves?

      1. Yes says:

        WOW………..”Don’t have sex people” what world do you live in?

      2. Outraged says:

        If you were so offended by someone’s comments, you should speak out. Where was the outrage from the Right?

        No one who is supporting Mr. Limbaugh on this issue has actually read or heard Ms. Fluke’s testimony. At no time did she talk about contraception to prevent pregnancy. And at no time did she talk about her own experience with birth control or sex. She only gave examples of other women who were refused coverage by their insurance for a medically necessary prescription. And that insurance and contraception is NOT paid by the public or taxpayers as he alleges. It is private health insurance.
        Further his demand to see pornographic pictures of girls and women having sex shows him to be a woman-hating pervert.

      3. Yes says:

        Well said “Outraged”

  2. Bill Gates says:

    I will buy more advertising on Monday. Rush is great!

  3. fair is fair says:

    Hmmm…. If insurance needs to pay for female contraception, why can’t they pay for male’s condoms?
    Last I checked, if we women want insurance to cover prevention, then men’s insurance should cover what they use for prevention!

    1. michele says:

      a man can get a vasectomy and viagra covered by insurance.

      1. Eightcats Home says:

        Also men can go, like I did, to Planned Parenthood for a vasectomy.

    2. Mr.Right says:

      Anyone can get free condoms at Planned Parenthood, as well as most County Health Departments. Your argument is invalid.

      Also, what many people do not realize, is that “birth control” is prescribed for more than just contraception. There are other medical conditions that can be treated with these same pharmaceuticals.

    3. Outraged says:

      You do realize that the Pill requires a doctor’s prescription, right? Last I checked, condoms did not. The Pill has numerous other medically necessary uses besides contraception, including treatment for endometriosis. Since when should some politicians be allowed to decide what prescriptions should be covered; that is a medical decision, not a political one.

    4. Val Orowson says:

      GREAT idea!!!!!!

    5. Outraged says:

      As far as I known, condoms do not require a prescription. Birth control pills do. And for millions of women, they are a medical necessary beyond contraception. But because they can also be used for contraception, some old men decided that they won’t cover it like other prescriptions.

  4. Truth hurts says:

    Sandra Fluke, better known as the Georgetown pump……… can afford $63,000 to go to the university, but can’t afford birth control??? Ha,Ha,.

    Boycott Sleeptrain.

    1. Outraged says:

      You are an idiot. Wherre do you get your information about her financial situation. Oh, yeah. You make it up. Just like Rush.

      1. Stop being a crybaby says:

        Outraged, no it came from Sandra the hoe’s mouth while she was being interviewed……….

        She would like to be a white house aid to bill……….

  5. Obamahater says:

    Real people are sick and tired of these puke loser bimbos wanting someone else to pay for everything they do. This stupid bimbo is the laughingstock of the world.

    1. . termite says:

      Sounds like you don’t have a mom or sister and can find no one to marry you dead beat butt.Wonder why ? Some bimbo most likely bore you and raised you to the nothing that you are , but she couldn’t help with what you turned out to be.

    2. You says:

      Real people are laughing “at” you, not with you…

    3. Outraged says:

      OK, we get you hate Obama. And you hate women. But you’re wrong about this young woman’s status around the world. Check out the online comments from an European country. They are appalled the we are even talking about this issue — they believe that contraception is medically necessary and that Americans are narrow-minded, women-hating bigots.

  6. guest says:

    Rush has no room to talk, How can anyone take him serious,he squirts venom whenever he opens his mouth. If men were to have the babies would Rush be on the pill? Maybe now people will see what a hateful person he is and not listen to him.

  7. nothingchanges says:

    How come Farrakhan can spew extreme racist remarks and no one says a word ? Oh that’s right his 2nd amendment rights apply differently because he’s black. Bottom line folks………these are entertainers !! The only one I will occasionally listen to is Michael Savage because he rips both parties a new one. Be an independent thinker !!!!

    1. sjposton says:

      First, 2nd amendment is about guns. Specifically a well armed militia, but we tend to ignore that part. Second, no one is trying to take away Limbaugh’s 1st amendment rights, but we all have to answer for our words and actions. He has every right to say the things he says about women, black, immigrants and anyone else who doesn’t fit into his narrow definition of a “real American”. In truth, I respect his honesty. If only the rest of the Republican party was as honest we could have a “real” dialogue about “values” in this country. I also don’t think he should apologize. It would be meaningless and insincere. He should stick to his guns. The people who should be apologizing are his sponsors (and some already have). They are the ones who give him his platform to diminish, demean and insult those who don’t look, act and think like him and his “dittoheads” (I apologize, I’m not sure if that’s one word or two).

      1. nothingchanges says:

        sjposton, My mistake, I meant to say 1st amendment…..Thanks for the heads up.

    2. It's ok for Farrakhan says:

      Because he is black, if you are black you can say whatever you want, you get a free pass…………..

      I am sure glad I am not eligible for the free pass……….

      1. You says:

        Your do get a free pass since your a racist !!!

  8. sassafras says:

    I would not except one of those USED sleep number mattresses if they gave it to me, I cannot stand Limbaugh but I cannot except the notion that insurance should pay for birth control nor pay for booze for alcoholics or cigarettes for ciggy addicts or guns and amo for protection. I would like to hear Limbaugh and Savage debate this subject I would pay to hear that lol,lol.

  9. nothingchanges says:

    Savage would rip Limbaugh a new one !

  10. Diana says:

    I think it’s stupid and a dumb mistake for sleep train to pull their advertising. Right now, with as popular as this has begun and the many people who will probably be tuning in to Rush, why on earth would you pull advertising? Sleep Train has been with him long before he became National so they know what kind of show he has and where it can go and besides, I don’t base advertising on who puts the advertising out, a commercial is a commercial and if I’m interested in buying their product, what show it was on is no concern. Besides, I must be watching the show to get the advertising don’t I?

    1. Outraged says:

      Maybe Sleep Train is a decent, honorable company that refuses to contribute to the vicious, disgusting remarks. Maybe it’s a company in favor of decency and civility and values its moral standards over profit.

      1. Yes says:

        I “WILL” be buying my bed from Sleep Train…

  11. You says:

    Rush Limbaugh’s vile and disgusting comments will not go unanswered. Americans are fed up with this hate-filled, misogynistic, racist, bigoted bully. His advertisers are pulling out because they realize that by supporting his program, they are supporting his viewpoint. This is not an issue of free speech or profit, it’s an issue of common decency, civility, and honor. None of which Mr. Limbaugh possesses.

    Coppied from “Outraged” …well said !!

    1. Sarah says:

      So just because he has a different view based on family values that kept America strong for hundreds of years he is a pig and a biggot??? Sounds like you are the pig and biggot.

      1. Yes says:

        Read it again Sarah, where do you see “he is a pig” ? He has a right to say what he wants but advertsers don’t have to pay for it….that’s there right.

  12. Jake says:

    Well if it costs her 3,000 dollars a year, then she must be having sex 8 times a day for a $1 dollar condom at planned parenthood 1.2 miles away.

    No sympathy from me for this girl, keeping your legs closed is free. You CHOSE a catholic university, and the argument is about forcing religious institutions to provide something they don’t believe in.

    Sex 8 times a day for 365 days a year I would call that a very lose girls, with no standards. Oh and there is also $9 generic prescriptions she can get without insurance.

    1. Outraged says:

      Really? Do you really think that a woman takes the Pill once for every time she has sex? News alert: Women take one pill a day, whether they have sex once or never. ONE PILL. You gotta stop believing what Rush says.

      No one who is supporting Mr. Limbaugh on this issue has actually read or heard Ms. Fluke’s testimony. At no time did she talk about contraception to prevent pregnancy. And at no time did she talk about her own experience with birth control or sex. She only gave examples of other women who were refused coverage by their insurance for a medically necessary prescription. And that insurance and contraception is NOT paid by the public or taxpayers as he alleges. It is private health insurance.
      Further his demand to see pornographic pictures of girls and women having sex shows him to be a woman-hating pervert.

  13. judi says:

    Limbaugh is a vile, disgusting person. He really enjoys spewing hate out of his ugly mouth. It is time America cleans up its act. Come back to civility. Get rid of his filthy but.

    1. Sarah says:

      And I bet you think Michael Moore is a saint.

      1. areuforreal says:

        look at the words rush used. are you defending that? do you even consider yourself part of the human race?

    2. takesonetoknowone says:

      Hey Judi pots should not call kettles black be nice pot.

  14. Paul says:

    Number one you don’t call women those names, no matter who they are or what they’ve done. Second, my wife uses contraceptives. I challenge that fat little puke coward to say those things about my wife in front of me. He won’t, because he’s a fat little puke coward.

    1. Prude says:

      Sounds like your old lady is pretty boring, sorry Paul…

  15. Hey Paul says:

    Your wife doesn’t always use contraceptives…… well maybe with you……

  16. areuforreal says:

    stop hiding behind the internet and declare your racism openly so everyone can put a face to you steaming pile of garbage.

    1. Yes says:

      What about you? Come clean sweetheart…

  17. Yes says:

    He has a right to say what he wants but advertsers don’t have to pay for it….that’s there right.

  18. Lionsroar says:

    Those of us who find rush’s comments offensive, let us not fuel the fire. Remember women we are over half the vote. Our other point of power is in how we spend our money. If this is offensive, find out who supports Limbaugh and other women denigrating conservatives, and do not let your money support those businesses. This is where our power lies, voting and where we spend our money. I for one will be looking deeply into which companies are supporting people like rush and making changes in how I spend my money. Thank you for opening my eyes rush and making me more careful about who my money
    supports . To the men who want women to quit having sex, hopefully that will all begin with rush supporting men like yourselves. Thank you extreme conservatives for showing your true colors to the world:)

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